Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League
Kimberly Davis is a trailblazer and a change agent, positively disrupting the financial industry and wide world of sports over her more than 30-year career. An inspirational storyteller, she is an architect of coalitions and a culture builder, with a style that empowers others and a belief that successful business contributes to healthy, vibrant communities.
As Executive Vice President of social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs at the National Hockey League, she focuses on attracting, retaining and developing fans, with a specific focus on multicultural audiences. Reporting to Commissioner Gary Bettman, she also works with NHL owners and executives in an effort to improve access and availability of the sport and grow the League’s business for the long-term.
Previously, as senior managing director at Teneo Consulting Worldwide, Davis led the firm’s leadership development and corporate responsibility practice, where she advised Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and cultural icons, including Billie Jean King. She advised the tennis legend on the creation of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative – a partnership with CEOs to advance gender diversity and pay equity. Prior to Teneo, Davis spent more than two decades at JP Morgan Chase where she most recently served as managing director of global corporate social responsibility, president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Davis has been recognized by Hockey News’ 2019 Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in the sport, Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports, Sports Business Journal’s GameChangers, and Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America. She has received other notable recognition including Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and was showcased in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2012, she was profiled with First Lady Michelle Obama in Essence magazine’s 28 Most Influential Black Women in America.
In addition to her role on the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors, Davis currently serves on the boards of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, Bank of NY Mellon Foundation and Communities in Schools.
Davis received a B.A. in economics from Spelman College and has completed the Aspen Institute’s Executive Leadership Program and the Stanford University Executive E-learning Program.